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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle.But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms and dads, and the ways this cultural shift is unfolding reflects those differences.“As such roles change, African Americans are included too,” says George Garrow Jr., executive director of Concerned Black Men. The nonprofit seeks to uplift children and families by building Black male role models.“I would point out there’s an uncounted group of fathers who are staying at home with their children, or they have custody,” Garrow continues. “We focus so much on fathers who are not with their children—and admittedly, Black fathers are disproportionately not in the home—but that group of fathers with primary care is not an insignificant number.”In fact, those dads are now being counted.According to Pew research, Black fathers account for 16 percent of stay-at-home dads, and 9 percent of fathers who both work and live with all their children. The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since 1989, with 2 million fathers comprising 16 percent of stay-at-home parents, up from 10 percent in 1989.Now, 50 percent of working fathers—more than ever before—report the same “work-life balance” challenges that working moms have decried for so long. The challenge is stemming from changing attitudes around the meaning of fatherhood.“Our fatherhood program tries to teach that their role as a father does not hinge completely on the financial contributions. Your child needs emotional, psychological support as well,” Garrow says. “Those we are helping to reconnect [with their children], we help them appreciate that…the [lack of] ability to provide is no reason to step away from your family.”Garrow touches upon a gloomy Pew finding: While fathers are beginning to redefine fatherhood beyond bringing home the bacon, there are also fewer fathers (of all races) coming home at all.One paper reports that 27 percent of all fathers live apart from at least one of their children. For Black men, that figure is 44 percent. Further, 55 percent of Black children were living in a single-parent home, according to 2011 Census data.At the same time, Black fathers who live apart from their children are the most likely of all dads outside the home to see their child at least monthly (67 percent do), and most likely to talk to their child several times a week about their day (49 percent).Garrow says that the reasons behind absentee fathers in the Black community are often overlooked.“Rarely do you see…fathers who just feel like, ‘I don’t want to be a father, I don’t have desire to be in my kids life,’” he explains. “There are a number of reasons they step away, and a big one is they don’t want to be there if they can’t provide economic support. Sometimes [their child’s mother] may feel this way, too.”The shift in attitudes and norms is affecting moms, too.“Since 1965, mothers have almost tripled the amount of paid work they do each week, but they still lag fathers who work, on average, 37 hours a week,” it explains. “Meanwhile, fathers have increased their housework and child care time, but still only do about half of what mothers do.”Black children are least likely to grow up with a stay-at-home mom (23 percent, compared to 37 percent for Asians, 36 percent for Latinos, and 26 percent for Whites). This is likely because egalitarian views about breadwinning are not new for African Americans.“According to the survey, blacks are far more likely than whites to see earning a living as a top responsibility of dads and moms. Fully half (51 percent) of blacks say providing income is “extremely important” for fathers compared with 40 percent of whites,” say the researchers. Black respondents felt the responsibility was just as great for mothers, compared to 21 percent of Whites who agreed.The changes in family roles are also reflected in public attitudes, although the attitudes seem to be changing more slowly. For example, 58 percent of respondents believe that the ideal situation for kids is to have a working mother—though most (42 percent) believe that she should only work part-time. In reality, moms are the breadwinners in 40 percent of households.“[T]here are also some differences in the way the public weighs the roles of mothers and fathers, especially when it comes to being an income provider,” says one report. “Just 25 percent of survey respondents say this is an extremely important role for mothers, compared with 41 percent who feel that way about fathers.”Interestingly, public policy doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the times, according to Garrow.“Our social system is not making it particularly easy for fathers to receive assistance, for example, if they’re the single head of their household. And a lot of our fathers have complained…when there’s custody disputes, their input or response is not considered by judges,” he says. “But when we bring fathers back into their child’s lives they are sharing roles in raising their child. It’s always collaborative.”
AddThis ShareEditor’s note: Links to images for download appear at the end of this release.David [email protected] [email protected] bacteria give biologists a cool new toolRice University synthetic biologists turn protein pathway into reversible photoreceptor HOUSTON – (May 10, 2016) – Photosynthetic bacteria that have lived on Earth for 2.7 billion years are the source of a new and valuable biological regulatory tool being developed by Rice University bioengineers.Synechocystis bacteria produce a protein pathway that senses the presence of UV-violet light and activates a motor protein that moves the single-cell organism into safer surroundings.The pathway responds quickly to UV-violet light, a narrow band in the spectrum that includes long ultraviolet and short violet wavelengths, and is blind to all others. That makes it a perfect addition to the growing optogenetic suite of reversible photoreceptors being developed by researchers in the lab of Rice synthetic biologist Jeffrey Tabor. Tabor and graduate student Prabha Ramakrishnan co-authored a new paper about this research in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Synthetic Biology.“The human eye can see colors that go all the way from violet to red,” Ramakrishnan said. “It turns out that marine algae – especially the bacteria these sensors come from – have evolved to see these and other colors as well.”Optogenetics is a fairly new discipline in which light-activated, genetically encoded photoreceptors are used to sense or control molecular biological processes like the expression of desired proteins. Because light is easy to direct and control, photoreceptors are simpler to use than tools that respond to chemical prompts.The Rice researchers turned the photosynthetic bacterial proteins into photoreversible, transcriptional regulators and installed them in Escherichia coli bacterial for lab testing. They reported exploiting them to program gene-expression signals “with high predictability.”The protein pathway known as UirS-UirR is the only optogenetic tool that responds exclusively to UV-violet light and gives biologists the ability to program circuits with light-activated proteins that won’t interfere with each other, Tabor said. “Biological systems are regulated by numerous interacting genes, and multiple optogenetic tools that don’t optically cross-react are needed to study these networks,” he said.The photoreversible pathway can be turned on by exposure to ultraviolet light and turned off by exposure to green light, or vice versa, depending on how the circuit is designed. Tabor expects they will be useful tools for scientists who design metabolic pathways for drug manufacture and biological sensors.The new sensors offer speed and versatility in circuit design. “We found that light sensors developed by others take more than two hours to switch on or off, and respond to a broad range of wavelengths,” Tabor said. “These aspects are not ideal for studying and controlling bacterial processes.”By contrast, the UV-violet sensor can be switched on or off in 10 minutes, Ramakrishnan said. “That’s good because producing proteins or controlling a biological process can be expensive for cells. Producing something that’s neither necessary for the cell nor to the product you’re trying to synthesize is wasteful.”Because the UV-violet sensor responds to such a narrow wavelength of light – from 380 to 420 nanometers – there’s no crosstalk with the red and green photoreversible tools already developed by the lab. “When these are put together in a single system, the fact that they don’t interact with each other at all and turn on and off rapidly is going to be very useful,” Ramakrishnan said.This could allow for “just-in-time” manufacturing on the cellular level. “There’s been theoretical work that shows that you can model the dynamics and get higher yields of your product by using this approach,” she said. “You turn a process on only when you need it and turn it off once you’re done.“That’s where we see a lot of industrial potential for this type of technology,” she said, “especially for drug design or for producing any sort of plastic intermediate, for example, that requires several different enzymes to make it.”Ramakrishnan said she looks forward to seeing how other labs use the discovery. “Jeff understands the power of developing reliable tools,” she said. “We try to give biologists and scientists well-engineered, well-characterized tools. We want other people to use this.”The National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Welch Foundation supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssynbio.6b00068Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Tabor Lab: http://www.taborlab.rice.eduRice University Department of Bioengineering: http://bioe.rice.eduImages for download: http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/05/0209_BLUE-2-web-sm1okp.jpgRice University graduate student Prabha Ramakrishnan led the project to turn a protein found in freshwater photosynthetic bacteria into a photoreversible regulatory tool that can make the manufacture of substances by engineered cells more efficient. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/05/0209_BLUE-4-web-1mut3do.jpgRice University researchers have turned a protein pathway discovered in marine bacteria into a photoreversible regulatory tool that responds exclusively to UV-violet light. The UirS protein is anchored in the bacterial membrane where it “sees” the color illuminating the bacterium. If the illumination is UV-violet, UirS activates itself and relays this active state to a messenger protein, UirR. Active UirR is mobile, capable of binding a specific target DNA sequence called a promoter (PcsiR1), and turning on the expression of a desired gene, a fluorescent green protein (gfp). Switching to green light deactivates UirS, resulting in inactive UirR and turning off gene expression. (Illustration by Prabha Ramakrishnan/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/05/0209_BLUE-3-web-v009nz.jpgRice University synthetic biologist Jeffrey Tabor and graduate student Prabha Ramakrishnan turned a protein used by freshwater photosynthetic bacteria to avoid damaging ultraviolet light into a photoreversible regulatory tool for synthetic biologists. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/05/0209_BLUE-1-web-13atbh3.jpgRice University synthetic biologist Jeffrey Tabor and graduate student Prabha Ramakrishnan have published their work to develop a photoreversible regulatory tool that can make the manufacture of substances by engineered cells more efficient. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
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